This versatile concentration opens the door to careers as varied as branch managers, service managers, human resource managers, departmental managers, account managers, materials managers, plant managers, quality managers, continuous improvement coordinators, and catalog managers.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS OF INTEREST
ISB students pursue the traditional four-year B.B.A. degree, which requires completion of Finlandia’s General Education requirements, the Business Core (required of all BBA students), 14-16 credits of free electives, and 23-25 credits in the Management and Entrepreneurship Concentration.
STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
Students considering traveling abroad to study International Business must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA and apply to the Dean of the International School of Business to make arrangements. Students are highly encouraged to study at least one year of the Finnish language (or language of destination country) prior to departure.
JAMK Summer School – Creativity and Communication in Business (3 week program in June)
ADDITIONAL LINKS AND FORMS
What you will learn
Graduates will be able to:
- Use a multi-disciplinary approach in researching, analyzing and solving organizational problems and issues.
- Apply important management principles, concepts, and theories from across disciplines in order to develop strategies and plans of action for the organization.
- Assess important trends in international and domestic ventures, marketing, financing, and human resource management.
- Utilize their knowledge of entrepreneurship to plan and launch new business ventures, to evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities, and to assist new ventures to grow and be successful in the marketplace.
Sample Courses (CORE)
- Project Management
Examines the fundamentals of project management including organizing, planning, and controlling projects. Covers concepts such as developing project proposals, project scheduling, managing costs and risk, team management, and communication and documentation issues. Utilizing Microsoft Project, students will plan, schedule and manage a project over the length of the course. Available fall semesters. Prerequisites: BUS 271 and BUS 222.
Provides a thorough analysis of the entrepreneurial process and the key considerations an entrepreneur must make to increase the likelihood of the venture being successful. These include having a feasible business idea, developing an effective business model, as well as managerial, financial, funding and legal and ethical issues. Available spring semesters. Prerequisite: BUS 271.
- Research Methods in Business Decision-Making
Introduces applied research methods to guide managerial decision-making in a real world practice. Topics include using quantitative and qualitative research methods by collecting data through surveys, questionnaires, observations, artifacts, focus groups, and desktop research. Available fall semesters. Prerequisite: MAT 144 or MAT 145 and junior standing.